The colonists dressed up in preparation of the incident. The colonists applied coal dust to look like Indians. They had painted bronze skin. They gathered hatchets and tomahawks and clubs as weapons.
The colonists split into groups of three in preparation of boarding the three ships. They gathered on Griffin's wharf. Everyone could see them. They split into three to make a more efficient resistance.
Protesters board the ships with no caution in front of the colonists. They were out in the open for everyone to see, and they proceeded with no caution. They boarded Dartmouth, the Eleanor and the Beaver. They angrily marched onto them.